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Is it possible to switch the data layer within WordPress?

WordPress is undoubtely very customizable using plugins, but every customization possibility surely has limits defined by the underlying architecture. For those familiar with WP architecture and ...
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Is there possibility to Customize the present theme adding sidebars

I am using a WordPress theme which has just header and footer. I would like to continue using it by changing the width and adding side bars. Could anyone help me to change the width (to fit to the ...
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Two description meta tags All in One SEO WordPress [closed]

After installed All in one SEO plugin my home page has two descriptions. One by WordPress itself and one by All in one SEO plugin. Is there a simple way to remove WordPress one? Please reconsider ...
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How do I transition multiple installations to a single Multisite installation?

I have a client who runs 8 different blogs, currently on 8 separate installations of WordPress. I'm trying to encourage them to move to a single MS installation instead to make it easier (mostly on ...
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Objective Best Practices for Plugin Development? [closed]

Starting a community wiki to collect up objective best practices for plugin development. This question was inspired by @EAMann's comments on wp-hackers. The idea is to collaborate on what objective ...
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Displaying Post Attachment(s) at Top of single.php

I'm using the latest build of WP and would like to display the first image attached to the post at the top of the post content. What code do I have to add to single.php to make this happen?
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Adding "Interesting Tags" & "Ignored Tags" like StackOverflow.com in a WordPress Blog?

How to give "Interesting Tags" "Ignored Tags" selection option like stackoverflow.com in a WordPress blog? If a blog is about lots of topics and I want to give option to user to choose option like "...
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What Features would you Most Like to See Added to WordPress? [closed]

I'm creating a community wiki to ask the following question: What features would you most like to see added to WordPress? This Question Implies a Few Things: It should surface the features ...
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Upgrading WordPress and Plugins; any Tips to Avoid Trouble?

Going to upgrade WordPress 2.7.1 to 3.0.1 along with all plugins, any tips to do without trouble? Edit: 7 September Dashboard is showing "New version available" for both, WordPress version and for ...
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Creating an Image-Centric Custom Post Type?

Does anyone have any tips for creating an image-centric custom post type? To elaborate, my blog has rotating header images, shown below: The two images in the top left are randomized, and exist as ...
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Backup the Database and Restore from the Backup?

I am using WordPress 3 and would like to backup the database to my computer (a Mac). My webhost is using PHP safe mode, so that sometimes limits what plugins I can use. What is a good way to do a ...
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How to get the Date Format and Time Format settings for use in my template?

This is a strange question, but I want to know how I can access the Date and Time settings Admin > Settings > General > Date Format Admin > Settings > General > Time Format I am ...
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Is there a blank theme framework compatible with WP 3.0? [closed]

I don't feel like making my own theme from scratch, so I looked for some theme frameworks, but they're all old and when I install them on WP 3.0 they produce loads of errors and don't behave properly. ...
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Why isn't is_home() working correctly?

I put a if(is_home()) bit in my theme's functions.php and it doesn't seem to work. The function containing this bit is called on init so is_home should work already.
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Multi-site User Sessions

I have a client that wants to create several WordPress sites and utilize a "site switcher" at the top, sort of like ThemeForest.net. I know in WP 3 you can create multiple blogs on the same ...
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How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I didn't know this site exists. So, I asked it on WebApps I didn't get a solution still. :-( I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my WordPress 3.0 Downloading install package from http://...
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Automagic Link Shortening for Non-Hosted WP

Blogs hosted on wordpress.com get automatic link shortening via http://wp.me/, but for those who prefer to seek out our own hosting solution is there a plugin that will, upon publishing a new post/...
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How do register_sidebar() and get_sidebar() work together?

Disclaimer: I am brand spanking new to WP. I am using the Starkers HTML5 framework theme. In the functions.php I see this code: function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top ...
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Natural URL Design and static front page

A static front page and other pages which are children of it are used on a blog. To give an example: www.example.com The slug for that page shows up in the permalink for sub pages like www.example....
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OpenID for WordPress 3.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication? Is there any WordPress plugin that provides OpenID authentication for comments that works in WordPress 3.0? The ...
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How to Link External jQuery/Javascript files with WordPress

So I'm using Starkers to base my next WP theme on and I've run into a small issue, I was including my own version of jQuery in the header.php file but when inspecting my site using Firebug I noticed ...
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Creative uses of WordPress [closed]

As WordPress grows, it becomes possible to make more and more sites using the technology. Pages and the permalink structure give it CMS power, custom taxonomies and post types expand this further to ...
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GPL and plugins

The Plugin developer center says "Your plugin must be GPLv2 Compatible.". But I found that the Topsy plugin is under GPLv3. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html states that GPLv2 and GPLv3 ...
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I'm looking for some good references (manuals)

I started a blog recently. Currently I'm using a free theme and some plugins that are working well enough for now. And, my overall goal is to produce content and not become a WordPress developer, etc. ...
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Building useful features into your theme

My site has a theme which I created myself, and while it works, I often have to tweak the theme or use plugins to modify the appearance or behaviour. I've been looking at ways to modify my theme so ...
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Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure

I am doing an upgrade and cleanup of an old blog that started on Blogger.com, then moved to self-hosted WordPress 2.1, 2.3 and now 3.0. Images in the posts are scattered around: most of them are in /...
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Why do I get the timeout warning?

I turned on debug mode in WordPress and the first request of the day I get this error: Warning: http_request() [function.http-request]: Timeout was reached; Operation timed out after 1000 ...
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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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Will Flutter work with WordPress 3.0?

My WordPress admin is constantly nagging me to upgrade to version 3.0. However, we use the Flutter plugin to provide all our CMS-like features. It's a pretty great plugin, but it doesn't seem to have ...
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Essential technical features for high-end WordPress web hosting? [closed]

I'm posting this as a community wiki because I'd like to get a collaboratively edited list of features for a high-end WordPress webhost. For example, if you are running a high-traffic WordPress-...
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WordPress Network Feature

I have to create a simple network of websites (different sub-domains) using WordPress. There are just going to be 3 or 4 such websites. I know that WordPress MU was integrated directly within ...
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Updating WordPress overwriting customization tweaks - strategies?

Twice now I've updated wordpress, only to realise that (facepalm) it overwrites some changes I've made to the custom template - to sidebar or something similar. Obviously I don't HAVE to update, ...
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Plugin upgrade issue

I'm updating plugins installed on my wordpress site. However, for almost an hour, it's still doing maintenance mode. When I accidentally hit reload, I got BIG white screen of death saying: "Briefly ...
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Can I disable the auto complete?

I've recently upgraded to WordPress 3.0, and am having a lot of problems with the autocomplete function when editing posts via 'quick edit' (e.g. /wp-admin/edit.php) - for example, editing tags. The ...
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How to: Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production?

I do development on one box and use a second for production. Right now I just dump the database and then do a find a replace for the URL changes; then copy over the files and import the new SQL. Are ...
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How can I delete orphan keys in WordPress database tables?

In particular in table wp_options. After almost 2 years of blog production it seems increased a lot, and I don't know how many crap is in there. Do you know a plugin that works with WordPress 3.0 or ...
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How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication?

OpenID is a standard commonly used nowadays. I am trying to implement OpenID on my blog, but I have many difficulties. I tried OpenID plugin but it seems to be incompatible with Wordpress 3.0. I ...
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Looking for a lightweight theme using WP3 new tags and features (not 2010) [closed]

I design & build a lot of bespoke Wordpress themes for clients, and before I just took the best parts out of the default Kubrick and made my own 'vanilla' theme. The new default, TwentyTen is way ...

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